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Denver Motorcycle Defects and Recalls

Denver motorcycle defects and recalls are typically shortcomings, imperfection, where the motorcycle lacks something that is new on the market that could have been implemented onto the bike. A recall of a motorcycle or a motorcycle part is when a part on a motorcycle has something wrong with it.

The park that is being recalled could be because of a flaw that has surfaced or a newer or safer design has been introduced to the market. A recall usually happens when keeping the part on a motorcycle will or can cause injury to the rider. For more information on what to do if you have been injured from a motorcycle malfunction, contact an established motorcycle accident attorney.

Commonality of Defects and Recalls

Defects in motorcycles are a recurring theme as it happens more often than people would like them to happen. In 2016, the NHTSA announced an investigation in the brake failure on Harley-Davidson motorcycles. More than 400,000 motorcycles were recalled. Harley also recalled 14 models for issues with the clutch lever.

Denver motorcycle defects and recalls affect more than 25,000 motorcycles. BMW recalled more than a thousand motorcycles because of software problems in the engine control and in 2015, BMW recalled more than 40,000 motorcycles because of a defective flange on the rear wheel which could cause drivers to lose their rear wheel when operating their motorcycle.

What Are the Dangers of Motor Scooter Malfunctions?

If an individual is operating a motorcycle that has a defect, their life and lives of others on the roadway with them could be fatal. A motorcycle rider on two wheels is on two wheels. Therefore, any issue is magnified. A small bump on a road can send a person flying whereas a bump on the road while someone is operating a car would have minimal effects to the driver. Consider the BMW recall in 2015, for instance. If a motorcycle rider loses its rear wheel, the driver has a very good likelihood of being severely injured if not killed. As stated earlier, everything on a motorcycle is magnified. The smallest of issues could become life or death.

Understanding the Duty of Motor Scooter Designers and Manufacturers

Designers and manufacturers have a duty of care to prevent injury or damages arising as a result of the fault or failure of their product. An individual who, without fault on their part, sustained an injury caused by a designer or manufacturer defect may seek relief from the manufacturer of that product.

Helpful Information the Can Public Access

The public report is prepared by the manufacturer of a product. The public report is a document that describes a safety-related defect or non-compliance with the federal motor vehicle safety standard, the involved vehicles or equipment population, a description of the remedy and the schedule for the recall.

What Information Does the Motorcycle Public Report Contain?

The safety-related defect is what is defective with the motorcycle, what causes it to be unsafe and non-compliance is what is not on the motorcycle that is mandated by the federal government to be on that particular motorcycle. Vehicle capacity is how many motorcycles are affected by this recall, the model, the color, all the distinguishing factors that let the public know if their motorcycle is affected by the recall. If Denver motorcycle defects and recalls are a direct result of the injuries sustained by the rider, the rider would be able to seek relief from the manufacturer and/or the distributor.

What a Motorcyclist Can Do to Prevent a Collision

The way to check for Denver motorcycle defects and recalls is to go on the NHTSA website. They will find all the information they need regarding all and any recalls on motorcycles and motor scooters. NHTSA stands for National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

If the injury occurred because of a defect or recall, the rider would have some type of relief from the manufacturer of the product and/or the designer of the product. If there is a recall and the operator failed to heed the recall notice, then the operator may be barred from recovery as the operator may be deemed contributorily negligent as the result of the collision that occurred.

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